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  • A Majority Of The Public Still Approves Of NSA Dragnet, 4 Graphs

    A Majority Of The Public Still Approves Of NSA Dragnet, 4 Graphs

    CrunchGov Essential is a scannable roundup of technology’s influence on the day’s big issues. Below a feature post, we present the most thoughtful, outrageous, and inspiring stories told through the web’s best content. Sign up for the morning newsletter here. I’m not a fan of the National Security Agency’s secret dragnet program, but I’m honest enough to… Read More

  • Taxi Groups Call For Eradication Of Rideshare Startups At SF City Hall Protest

    Taxi Groups Call For Eradication Of Rideshare Startups At SF City Hall Protest

    San Francisco taxi labor groups called for the eradication of car ride-sharing startups and the imprisonment of some of their members at a protest in front of City Hall yesterday. “We want to see these illegal cabs to go away. We want them to be ticketed, cited, arrested, if necessary. They should not be allowed as long as you have a regulated taxi force,” said Barry Korengold… Read More

  • Why Labor Unions And Silicon Valley Aren’t Friends, In 2 Charts

    Why Labor Unions And Silicon Valley Aren’t Friends, In 2 Charts

    None of the Internet giants have unionized employees, which has made Silicon Valley a favorite target for civil libertarians. Earlier this month, after several prominent Bay Area technologists came out against the BART subway union strike, it provided a convenient excuse for haters to brand the tech community as greedy oligarchs. “There’s a reason why so many people are hating on… Read More

  • U.S. To Russia: We Won’t Kill Or Torture Snowden

    U.S. To Russia: We Won’t Kill Or Torture Snowden

    The U.S. has pledged not to seek the death penalty for NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden. To persuade the Minister of Justice to give up Snowden, it appears that Eric Holder had to ironically assure Russian authorities that it will respect human rights. “The United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr. Snowden should he return to the United States,” he wrote. “We… Read More

  • Rep Goodlatte: Immigration Debate “Absolutely” Extends Into Fall, Possibly 2014

    Rep Goodlatte: Immigration Debate “Absolutely” Extends Into Fall, Possibly 2014

    The Congressman in charge of assembling immigration reform in the House of Representatives has come to reassure the public that a bill can pass, but it could take a (very) long time. To alleviate the growing fears that the most unproductive Congress in history will kill immigration reform, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte sat down with me during his whirlwind tech and fundraising tour… Read More

  • Most Unproductive Congress Ever Could Kill Immigration Reform

    Most Unproductive Congress Ever Could Kill Immigration Reform

    It’s looking less likely that high-skilled immigration reform will pass soon, if at all. Comprehensive immigration reform is currently sliced up into several smaller bills, waiting for the long, drawn-out deliberative process in the House of Representatives to stitch them together in a bi-partisan-friendly way. But given that 2013 is set to break the record as being the most… Read More

  • Play With An MIT Tool That Visualizes How The NSA Can Map Your Relationships

    Play With An MIT Tool That Visualizes How The NSA Can Map Your Relationships

    The brainiacs at MIT created a cool visualization program to map how the National Security Agency can understand your relationships based on who you contact via email and how often. While we still don’t know whether the NSA is collecting the content of phone calls and Internet activity, we know from court documents and Senate testimony that the government broadly mines so-called… Read More

  • GOP Maj. Leader Eric Cantor On NSA And Investing In Small Government Technology

    GOP Maj. Leader Eric Cantor On NSA And Investing In Small Government Technology

    The House Republican Majority Leader and Congressman with the most charming southern drawl, Eric Cantor, sat down with me at The Atlantic’s Aspen Ideas Festival for an interview on the National Security Agency, Immigration, and the conservative case for supporting government-funded technology. Read More

  • Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

    Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

    Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. This coercively inclusive worldview feels that every business, government agency, country, and citizen has an obligation to contribute to the greater good. Read More